Peace be with you
I only write so much everyday. I figure in another fifty or sixty years I’ll be good at it. If I spend all my time defending “myself,” and not what I originally wrote about, from the likes of the Arcata [L]Eye editor, the North Coast Journal editor, and the McKinleyville Press editor, I don’t really write anything else. Those three editors, along with Arcata [L]Eye reporter Terrence McNally become a troll problem whenever I mention the inconsistencies of Kevin “Baby Cane” Hoover’s public actions. I respond to certain points they make as a way to give you, the reader, an alternative perspective to consider. Why should I bury it in the comment section when really what I say should be the topic of a post, and not the chastisement of a troll.
I study things, internally process them, and then come to what I consider the most likely truth. I then filter that through my heart, which weighs the humanity, my life experiences, and how it fits in to my belief system. I have trouble believing things I have found to be different than stated. For example, one might say, “not all cops are bad.” I however find that almost without exception, ever cop I have had an interaction with is out to get me. I am not a bad person. I don’t want any of your crap. I don’t rape, murder, or pillage. I don’t hit anything other than a joint. And, I believe that only through good works can one find redemption. But, every time I see a cop, they “[take] counsel how they might entangle [me] in [my] talk.”
I basically study three things, though the holistic nature of everything creates an infinite number of subcategories. Those three things are my spirituality, the history of revolution, and the history of oppression. It is the later I wish to discuss here. No period of oppression was both, better researched, and created more moral outrage, than did the Nazi period. In many ways the Nazi period is a lot like today, and where it is not, it is obtaining the exact same results.
Most people think “Nazi” means 6 million murdered Jews, but besides the fact that that is only about half of all the people murdered by the Nazis, there are many more subtle similarities in the policies that led up to the final solution. “Free Trade” is exactly the same economic system the Nazis practiced. In fact the Pinochet government, in Chile, was both the first “Free Trade” nation, and implemented it through a fascist government. Homophobia was an official party policy under the Nazis. Homeless persecution was a policy under the Nazis. People suffering mental health problems were the first group to be sterilized and/or euthanized under the Nazis. The Nazis depended on a police state to protect corporate dominion, quiet dissent , and persecute “social outsiders.” And, the Nazis did much of it through “charity organizations,” “the media,” health care providers, and psychiatrists.
If I look at the results, and not the method, I easily see that it was not the swastika wearing Nazi that causied all the same results. When I then look at who, and what, is causing these same results today, I see charity organizations, the media, health care providers, psychiatrists, and the other “behavioral and social sciences.” They talk about worthiness, genetics, and brain chemistry as the factors in which we should weigh a person’s social worth. Guess who else did that?
If we put aside the comparison that Nazis felt the mentally handicapped should be “euthanize,” and today they feel they should be “medicated,” we can get to the comparison that the Nazis sterilized, worked, and killed them. Then we can compare that to the fact that the Humboldt county Mental Health department, in effect also, sterilizes, works, and kills them. If we get beyond the comparison that the Nazis continually hunted down, jailed, and blamed the economy on the houseless people in Germany, as compared to us doing the exact same thing, then we get to . . . we do the exact same thing. If we get over the comparison that the Nazis increased their police force, both in numbers, and in violence, because of a supposed terrorist threat (Reichstag fire), and we did the same, we can get to . . . we did the same. If we can get beyond the comparison that the Nazis arrested, framed, and murdered those they viewed as dissenters, or resisters, and realize we so the exact same thing, then we can start to see where we are on the road to nazifacation.
The Nazis perfected propaganda. They convinced their people to hate others – who were also their people. They did this by distraction, revisionist history, censorship, unsubstantiated claims, hypocrisy, and attacks on their enemies. They did this through the local papers of Germany. They taught hate, disguised as “news.” They taught social engineering, disguised as science. They taught violence was acceptable if it came from the state. They taught that dissent was treason. They taught that opinions were fact! Do the three papers who’s editors are currently gracing my blog’s comment section teach anything different? Absolutely not.
There is that rant in the movie “network,” where “Howard Beale” says, “only three percent of you read books.” I have to imagine that number minus those who only read romance novels, or science fiction novels, or some other mindless drivel (please don’t believe that I don’t read mindless drivel myself, I just recognize it for what it is, and expand beyond it) in order to appreciate its true ramifications. If the “big one” ever strikes Arcata, then my body will be found under a mountain of books about the later Wiemar, and Nazi, period in Germany. Is Naomi Wolf correct that there is a fascist tendency a foot? In my opinion, yes. Is it afoot in Arcata? In a big way. Sometimes I have to remind myself I am reading a book about 1936 Nazi Germany, because I start thinking I’m reading an accurate account of today’s Arcata.
Anyone who read the comments left by Jack Duran (Mckinleyville Press), Hank Sims (North Coast Journal), Terrence McNally (Arcata [L]Eye), and that “anonymous” someone who sounds a lot like Kevin Hoover (Arcata [L]Eye) realizes that, critique of my points is not the object of their comments. Nor is their desire to generally make fun of me for my rather humanistic world view, otherwise they would comment on other posts besides those featuring Baby Cain Hoover. They are here for one purpose, and one purpose only, to discredit me without ever having to discrediting what I say. I am praying there is way more intelligence out there among my readership than that. I really want to defend my thesis, but the truth be known, I can’t really, nor would I want to, defend that I am a bum with a dirty hat.